We've taught them to read. To write. To solve mathematical equations.
Let us teach them a little bit of grit.

GRIT = Passion and perseverance for a very long-term goal  

Amy Lyon is a fifth grade educator who teaches in rural NH.  She believes the concept of "grit" can be taught and has designed a comprehensive curriculum to do just that.  Whether you have intentionally sought out or stumbled across her website, please feel free to cruise around and learn a little more about grit.  

Word of the Month

  • Can-do-ness
    Bernice Ende visited our school on her way to NY with her two horses.  She was brought up to believe that anything is possible if you have the attitude of "can-do-ness."  She's an amazing person who rides literally thousands of miles at a time with two horses.  She is an outstanding example of grit. Check out her website! 

    Posted Oct 29, 2014, 12:53 PM by Amy Lyon
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bit of GRIT Announcements

  • Grit 1.0-2.0 Workshop I'll be teaching an all-day roundtable forum at SERESC in Bedford, NH, on August 9th.  Psychologists and teachers (5th-8th) would benefit most from this presentation.  A brief ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2016, 1:40 PM by Amy Lyon
  • Expanded Grit Curriculum The Edge School leadership team in Nevada, TX and I are working to create another year-long curriculum that will scaffold upon last year's grit curriculum.  I am currently ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2015, 3:51 PM by Amy Lyon
  • Parent Presentation in Wilmot, NH The Wilmot Community Association is hosting a "parent talk" at the Red Barn on Village Rd. in Wilmot on Thursday, March 19th at 6:30.  I'm excited to be ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 6:03 PM by Amy Lyon
  • Edge School in Nevada, TX A group of energetic, forward thinking teachers got in touch with me during the summer after viewing the Edutopia video.  They wanted access to my curriculum, as well as to ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2014, 4:09 PM by Amy Lyon
  • Grit Grant - Partnering with Baltimore City Schools Amy is working with a small team of people including Angela Duckworth, from the University of Pennsylvania Character Lab, to conduct a grant to increase GPA and grit levels in ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2014, 1:13 PM by Amy Lyon
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If you're making a grit omelet, you'll have to break some eggs.
                    - Daniel Jarvis

Amy Lyon and the film crew of Edutopia